Lake Barrine, Crater Lakes National Park
This park protects a crater lake surrounded by cool rainforest. A walking track, giant bull kauris and privately-owned teahouse and boat cruises mean this park is a popular stop for visitors.
Getting there and getting around
Lake Barrine is on the eastern part of the Atherton Tableland. It is about 60km or an hour's drive from Cairns via the Gillies Highway. The Atherton Tableland is also accessible via the Kennedy Highway from Cairns, the Palmerston Highway from Innisfail or the Mossman-Mt Molloy Road from Port Douglas.
Lake Barrine is a volcanic maar surrounded by rainforest. The deep waters of the lake and the pleasant coolness of the Atherton Tableland have combined to make Lake Barrine a popular stop for visitors to the area. The track around the lake allows for forest-fringed secluded views of the lake and excellent opportunities for viewing wildlife.
Lake cruises operate from the privately-owned Lake Barrine teahouse. The gentle boat trip gives a different perspective and more insights into the lake and its wildlife. The privately- owned teahouse offers meals with relaxed views over the water.
Things to do
>>Picnic and day use areas
>>Guided tours and talks
83 Main St, Atherton
PO Box 975, Atherton QLD 4883
ph (07) 4091 1844
fax (07) 4091 3281
EPA Customer Service Centre
160 Ann Street, Brisbane
PO Box 15155, City East QLD 4002
ph (07) 3227 8185
fax (07) 3227 8749
Information for this National Park has been supplied courtesy of Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service